|We mostly think about changing the stock cooler that comes with our new CPU but how often do you think about changing the stock cooler on your video card? If you are like me, not very often. Mostly because there are not to many options or that they just do not look good. During this review we will be looking at a cooler from Zalman that not only looks good but performs well.|
Packaging and Specifitions
|Zalman has been around for many years and the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear their name is cooler. This time Zalman has created a cooler for the 200 series of video cards for NVIDIA. I personally have a NVIDIA 285 card still use today, but the one thing about it is that it does run rather hot no matter how well the case is cooled. When Zalman asked if I would take a look at the VF3000n VGA Cooler I was hoping for a way to finally cool down this toaster of a card. |
The VF3000N is designed to fit the 285,280,275 and 260 series cards and it states that right on the front of the box. The windowed box allows you to see some of the cooler and it gives you some more details about the cooler on the backside of the box.
The images on the back of the box highlight the main features of the cooler and we can see that this cooler is a copper heat pipe setup that include some extras.
When you open the box you are greeted with a fist full of heat sinks, a fan controllers and the installation manual.